Monday Morning Regulatory Review: FERC Regional Electricity Grid Planning; EPA Pollution Permit Applications; GAO Critiques EPA Cost Analysis; And OMB Snapshot

Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  FERC Regional Electricity Grid Planning; EPA Pollution Permit Applications; GAO Critiques EPA Cost Analysis; And OMB Snapshot

The summer doldrums advanced further last week.  Several different actions by the Courts of Appeals warrant mention this morning, including denial of multiple petitions for review of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rule that manages the development of the nationwide electricity grid and a remand of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pollution permit waiver as violating the Clean Air Act (CAA).

U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms FERC Order No. 1000 On Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation

On August 15, 2014, a three judge panel (Circuit Judges Rogers, Griffith and Pillard) of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Order No. 1000 Final Rule and subsequent rehearing orders – Order No. 1000-A and Order No. 1000-B (together, Order No. 1000) on regional transmission planning and cost allocation, South Carolina Public Service Authority v. FERC, Case Nos. 12-1232, et al. (consolidated).

Ever Wondered … What’s Uplift?

By | Smart Grid Legal News | August 15, 2014
Ever Wondered … What’s Uplift?

Before the chill of last winter’s polar vortex, many in the industry may not have even heard the term uplift payments. If you are still wondering exactly how it works, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has a docket and workshop for you (Docket No. AD14-14-000).